Dr. Björn Örvar is Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of BIOEFFECT. He has also held the position of CEO, as well as that of Director of Gene Technology. He received his Ph.D. in plant molecular biology from the University of British Columbia, and was a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University before returning to Iceland to co-found BIOEFFECT.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: In a town called Kópavogur, just south of Reykjavik. I went to school there, got my B.S. in biology at the University of Iceland, and taught general science for eight years at a comprehensive school.